Civil Rights in Columbia

April 6, 2013 10:00 PM

How Jackie Robinson ignited Greenville’s civil rights movement

After his playing days, Robinson became a fixture on the speaking circuit and a key player in the NAACP’s membership drive. It was in that role that he returned to Greenville on Oct. 25, 1959, to speak at the NAACP convention at Greenville Memorial Auditorium.

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